Memorial Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Next Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. Government offices, banks and most businesses will be closed. A brief Memorial Day service will be held at the Hillview Cemetery at Isabel on Monday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. MT.         To read more please log in or subscribe... + continue reading
Seniors honored
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Dupree seniors were wrapped in star quilts at the Lakota honoring ceremony held prior to graduation on Sunday, May 17. ABOVE: Clifton Birkeland with his parents, Ramon and Robbi Birkeland, sister Bailee, and Grandpa Gary Birkeland. BELOW: Devany Dosch with her parents, Victor and Judy Dosch. The... + continue reading
Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Macey Bollinger, Offensive MVP

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Coaches within the Timber Lake High School athletic department have announced the student-athletes receiving year-end awards in their respective sports. The formal athletic awards presentations usually conducted at the end of the school year was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall... + continue reading
Proud moment
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Timber Lake High School graduating senior Sam Four Bear holds up his diploma in pride during the commencement ceremonies Sunday at Doug Kraft Field. More graduation photos in Section B. Photo by Jon Flatland         To read more please log in or subscribe to... + continue reading
Tribe defies governor, checkpoints remain in place

The CRST checkpoints and surrounding issues caught the attention of CNN, who sent a TV news crew to Timber Lake to interview Chairman Harold Frazier and others. This photo was taken early Monday morning. Photo by Kathy Nelson

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and Oglala Sioux Tribe are defying Gov. Kristi Noem’s demand that they remove health safety checkpoints set up at reservation borders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and they appear poised for a legal battle with the state if necessary. After saying... + continue reading

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05/21/2020
Absentee ballots reported by county auditors as of Tuesday were: Dewey County - 246 requested, 100 returned; Ziebach County -127 requested, 71 returned; and Corson County, 217 requested, 132 returned. These are higher than average numbers as more voters are... + continue reading
05/21/2020
The Topic will publish the June Community Calendars for Timber Lake-Isabel and Dupree in the next issue. Anyone who has events to list is asked to submit the information by Friday, May 22.         To read more please log in... + continue reading

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New business blossoms

Megan and Ed Bickel, with sons Baylor (L) and Mason, have opened a new business at the former city hall property in Isabel.

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Mason Bickel sorts tree saplings at the Tree Garden in Isabel.

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Ed Bickel likes to think of himself as an idea man. One of those guys always searching for a product or business that could become the next “big thing.” “He has ideas all the time and when he runs them past me I always say ‘No’ to them,” said his wife, Megan... + continue reading
Tax deadline

A new drop box was installed in front of the Dewey County Courthouse for customers to deposit tax payments and other correspondence while the building is closed to inperson business.

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April 30 is the deadline for paying the first half of this year’s property taxes without penalty. County treasurers are encouraging property owners to pay by mail or credit card as their offices are closed for inperson business.         To read more please... + continue reading
BIA, Tribe square off over legality of checkpoints

Two 12-hour shifts of four officers man each of the CRST checkpoints at the reservation border. Here the night crew replaces the daytime crew at 8 p.m. north of Timber Lake on April 22. FRONT: Tommy Shaving, daytime crew leader; BACK (L-R): September Waloke, Gina Bruguier, and Max Lawrence of the day shift; and Brandon LeBeau, Seth Picotte, Daren Traversie (crew leader), and Ethan Nordvold of the night shift.

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The top officials for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) have exchanged strongly-worded correspondence over the legality of the public health safety checkpoints put in place by the tribe at entry points to the Cheyenne River reservation on U.S. Highway 212 in... + continue reading

Sports

Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Macey Bollinger, Offensive MVP

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Molly Kraft, Most Improved

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Chazz Gabe, Most Improved

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Carlie Lawrence, Defensive MVP

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Maci Maher, Panther Award

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Beau DuBray, Hard Work Award

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Tia LeBeau, JV Defensive MVP

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Stormi Hulm, Most Improved

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Hunter Schrempp, 6th Man Award

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Halle Kraft, JV Offensive MVP

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Isaac Kraft, Panther Award

, Timber Lake HS names winter athletic award winners

Taylor Goldade, Character Award

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Coaches within the Timber Lake High School athletic department have announced the student-athletes receiving year-end awards in their respective sports. The formal athletic awards presentations... + continue reading
	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Jasper Hill, Step-Up Award

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Taylor Goldade, Leadership Award

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Jayce Lawrence, Defensive MVP

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Hank Kraft, Offensive MVP

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Isaac Kraft, Panther Award

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Volleyball Awards (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): Kayden Hansen, Panther Award; Olivia Linderman, Most Heart; Miranda Hulm, Best Statistician; Carlie Lawrence, MVP;Maggie Bad Warrior, Best Teamwork.

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Ian Beyer, Most Improved

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Chase Marshall, Step-Up Award

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Caleb Bieber, Mr. Consistency

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Natalie Lawrence, Young Blood

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Ethan Farlee, Pace Builder

, 	Timber Lake School releases fall sports awards

Beau DuBray, Tough Athlete

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Carlie Lawrence, Bringing the Hardware

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Platte-Geddes outlasts Timber Lake

The Timber Lake bench and crowd rise to their feet after a Panther 3-pointer in the SoDak 16 round last Tuesday. Photo by Robert Slocum

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Memorial Day was born of compassion and empathy for those who courageously gave their lives to safeguard us and our way of life. Let us all pause this Memorial Day to remember great and brave... + continue reading